I’m sure I may have vaguely mentioned that we live in chaos before. I do live in hope that one day we might have a lovely neat house that I’d be proud to show to strangers, and I often drool over beautiful storage solutions and comfy sofas so planning a room redesign with K & Co.com gave me a great excuse to browse through another online catalogue.
When it came to rethinking our bathroom, I felt initially disheartened. We do not have a ‘family size’ bathroom. It’s a room with a bath, sink and toilet all squidged in together with about a square metre of floor space between them all.
To top that off, when we moved in, it was carpeted. Seriously. Carpet in a bathroom. In theory you wouldn’t need anything from this range of bathmats but in practice… Let’s not go there. The carpet, I am glad to say, is long gone!
I’d love some of the beautiful free-standing storage that I found on K&Co but our space only allows for boring fitted units. They do the required job but I can dream… That doesn’t mean we couldn’t make the space more attractive as well as practical. Simple things like an elegant towel rail and toilet roll holder would give an instant lift, and I would love to have coordinated towels.
We were given some Christy towels as a wedding present, but that was eight years ago and they were cream coloured and fairly small. A few of the coloured bath sheets to wrap up in would be lovely, and as this is a fantasy design I’ll pretend that the matching bath mat would actually fit our floor space (I wish it did!)
One of the most useful accessories we have in our small bathroom space is a corner basket attached to the wall over the bath. It’s perfect for sticking all the bath toys into and if you have two or three, anything that you need near the bath is easily at hand.
I recently learnt that in Japan and Australia washing machines are generally kept in bathrooms. I think this is a brilliant idea and would stop all the traipsing up and down stairs carrying armfuls of laundry. At the moment our dirty laundry collects
in a pile in lots of piles all over the house, so a laundry basket to hide everything in might encourage a bit less mess.
It would be lovely to have a ‘family bathroom’ but the house prices in Oxfordshire are just too high for us to ever have one. However there are ways of making a small space work well and look good and I’ve enjoyed gathering some ideas for inexpensive improvements we could make. If you’ve any hints and tips on how to best utilise small bathroom spaces, please share them in the comments below. Thank-you.
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by K&Co.com